Avocado Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction

This bruschetta recipe brightens up the smooth texture of ripe avocado with the juicy tartness of grape tomatoes. Serve it with a spoonful of balsamic reduction to complete the midday treat or party snack!

Ingredients:

  • 1 baguette, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, chiffonade

Instructions
See full instructions on : damndelicious.net

Fried Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe


Ingredients:
Filling

  • 8 oz onion and chive flavored cream cheese
  • 1/4 ts. garlic powder
  • 1/4 ts. cayenne pepper 
  • 1/2 ts. salt
  • 1/4 ts. pepper
  • 1 ts. Tabasco sauce, optional
  •  20 large button mushrooms

Coating 

  • 1, 8oz package Panko bread crumbs
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1 cup flour
Oil for deep frying

Instructions
See full instructions on : lepetitbrioche.blogspot.com

King's Hawaiian Bread

King's Hawaiian Bread Great web site for recipes. Nothing low cal about this yummy bread. Great w a BBQ Pork Rib Patty in the mini sub roll they make or small turkey sandwiches for after school snacks

Ingredients:

  • 6-7 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 3 eggs 
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice 
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 2 (1/4 ounce) envelopes yeast 
  • 1/2 cup butter (one stick) melted 

Instructions
See full instructions on : lepetitbrioche.blogspot.com

Baked Egg Boats

This baked egg boats (or small baguettes filled with bacon, egg and green onion goodness) are fun and super-easy to prepare and whether served for breakfast, lunch or dinner, they will bring a happy smile on your face. Highly recommended!

Ingredients:

  • 4 demi french baguettes
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 4 strips of bacon, finely chopped and fried until crisp
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella  cheese, grated plus additional for topping
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
See full instructions on : lepetitbrioche.blogspot.com

Blueberry Scones

As you can tell, I LOVE home baked goodies.   That's why I bake all the time but the biggest drawback is the calories.  Now this is where this great recipe comes in handy.  These scones are only 196 calories as opposed to 460 at Starbucks.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, grated
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup cold heavy cream
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • extra heavy cream for brushing the tops
  • raw sugar for sprinkling the tops

Instructions
See full instructions on : lepetitbrioche.blogspot.com

Orange Glazed Strawberry Scones

These scones are amazing. Not dry and falling apart like a typical scone might. Really light and crunchy (in a good way with perfect texture. I'm not a huge cranberry fan but these pair perfectly with the orange. Everyone loved these and they last for a few days as leftovers! Ina cannot be beat!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, grated
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup cold heavy cream
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 1 egg beaten with 2 tablespoons water or milk, for egg wash
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons freshly squeezed orange juice

Instructions
See full instructions on : lepetitbrioche.blogspot.com

Lemon Blueberry Pull Apart Bread

Lemon Blueberry Pull Apart Bread rising. A delicious variation on Flo Baker's Lemon Scented Pull Apart Coffee Cake

Ingredients:
Sweet Yeast Dough

  • About 2 3/4 cups (12 1/4 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (1 3/4 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 envelope) instant yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup (2 1/2 fluid ounces) whole milk
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup (2 fluid ounces) water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature, beaten

Blueberry Lemon Sugar Filling

  • 1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest (3 lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Tangy Cream Cheese Icing

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup (1 1/4 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions
See full instructions on : lepetitbrioche.blogspot.com

Apple Honey Challah

This apple and honey challah recipe was certainly a challenge for little old me, a novice baker. But, it miraculously came out pretty well. It wasn’t perfect but it had great flavor and the texture was almost spot on. Smearing it with pumpkin butter made it incredible…and toasting it for breakfast? Genuis!


Ingredients:
DOUGH

  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water, divided
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 5 to 7 cups flour
  • 3 medium granny smith apples
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp turbinado sugar (optional)

EGG WASH 

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp cold water
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions
See full instructions on : theshiksa.com

Frightful Halloween fruit kebabs

Take a healthier stab at Halloween party treats with these frightfully fun fruit kebabs. Easy to assemble and accessorize, they'll put the "mmmm..." in monster.

Ingredients:

  • Cantaloupe
  • Jumbo marshmallows
  • Kiwi
  • Small wooden skewers
  • Melon baller
  • Black candy melts
  • Decorator icing eyes — optional (found at most craft or hobby stores)
  • Piping bag and #1 piping tip (or the smallest round piping tip available)

Instructions
See full instructions on : www.sheknows.com

Candy corn waffles

Start your Halloween off with a bang with this Halloween-themed breakfast!

Ingredients:

  • Your favorite waffle mix, prepared
  • Yellow and orange food coloring
  • Waffle toppings of your choice

Instructions
See full instructions on : www.sheknows.com

Quinoa Avocado Tabbouleh

In this modern take on tabbouleh salad, I’ve lightened up on the chopped herbs and replaced bulgur with quinoa. Inspired by a salad I enjoyed at Le Pain Quotidien café, I’ve added ripe avocado and grated cucumber to the mix. Toasted pine nuts and a creamy dairy-free basil dressing take this salad from tasty to entrée-worthy. It’s a seriously satisfying meal, packed with protein, healthy fats and lots of flavor. It’s my new favorite lunch recipe!

Ingredients:
SALAD INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 3 medium vine-ripened tomatoes (12 oz. total), diced
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1 Persian cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley, fresh basil or mint
  • 4 cups salad greens (arugula, spinach or spring greens work well)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

DRESSING INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp honey or agave nectar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
See full instructions on : theshiksa.com

Nova Lox Benedict

Nova Lox Benedict. Perfectly poached eggs benedict with smoked salmon and lemony homemade hollandaise

Ingredients:

  • 4 poached eggs - click here for technique
  • 2 English muffins, split in half
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 oz. Nova lox (or your favorite smoked salmon)
  • 1/2 cup hollandaise sauce - click here for recipe
  • 4 small sprigs of fresh dill for garnish

Instructions
See full instructions on : theshiksa.com

Homemade Churros

Homemade churros are the best kind of churros. This copycat dessert recipe makes treats that taste just like the kind you'll find at a state fair. They're covered in so much cinnamon sugary goodness, you'll be in heaven.

Ingredients:

  • 1c water
  • 1/2c butter
  • 1/2t vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 2T sugar
  • 1/4t salt
  • 1c flour
  • 3 eggs
  • oil for frying (I used Canola)
  • For coating:
  • 1/2c sugar
  • 1/2c brown sugar
  • 1/4t salt
  • 1t cinnamon

Instructions
See full instructions on : www.alaskafromscratch.com

Classic Roast Turkey

Classic Roast Turkey Main. This turkey is brined but if you don't do that there are other interesting things to learn.
Ingredients:
  • 1 frozen young turkey (14 to 16 lbs.)
BRINE INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 gallon vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 tsp allspice berries
  • 1 1/2 tsp whole cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 gallon heavily iced water
ROASTING INGREDIENTS
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 leaves sage
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 sprigs fresh marjoram
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil
YOU WILL ALSO NEED
  • Stock pot, 5 lb. bucket, large brining bag (optional), large roasting pan with rack
Instructions
See full instructions on : theshiksa.com

Israeli Chicken Sofrito

Israeli Chicken Sofrito. Slow cooked veggies (with chicken but I can exclude) with paprika and tumeric. Sounds like comfort food to me

Ingredients:

  • 8 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 medium yellow onions, sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 bay leaves

YOU WILL ALSO NEED

  • 6 qt. Dutch oven or heavy pot with lid, slotted spatula

Instructions
See full instructions on : theshiksa.com

Skeleton Cupcakes


No bones about it -- these skeleton cupcakes from Cookies and Cups are more sweet than spooky. Decorate a regular ol' frosted cupcake with orange and black sprinkles, then build a skeleton using a skewer, yogurt covered pretzels, a marshmallow and an edible food marker.

See full instructions on : cookiesandcups.com

Turtle Cheesecake Truffl

Oh man, these truffles are so good. They actually taste like cheesecake! Which is already good in and of itself, but when you cover it in chocolate, drizzle it with caramel, and top it with nuts…amazing!

Ingredients

  • 1 package Philadelphia Cream Cheese 1/3 Less Fat
  • 1 package (8 ounces) baking chocolate squares, semi-sweet (or candy melts)
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce (or melted caramel squares)

Instructions
See full instructions on : www.steamykitchen.com

Chinese Broccoli Beef Noodle Stir Fry

Chinese Broccoli Beef Noodle Stir Fry - this is so delicious!! It tastes better than restaurant Chinese and it's definitely 100x healthier. It was very easy to make too!!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Shaoxing wine, sake or dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch or cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 pound beef sirloin, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound fresh or 10 ounces dried noodles
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 large garlic cloves, crushed and finely chopped
  • 1.25 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 pound Chinese broccoli or regular common broccoli, cut into bite-size chunks or florets
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
See full instructions on : www.steamykitchen.com

Chicken Teriyaki Noodles

Only have 10 or 15 minutes to get dinner ready?  This is your meal.  Four ingredients that cook in just minutes, providing you have cooked chicken available in the fridge or freezer.  If not, it will take a couple extra minutes but this meal still comes together fast.

Ingredients

  • 10 oz Chinese egg noodles, prepared according to package directions in lightly salted water
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 oz grilled chicken, cut into strips
  • 1 large carrot, thinly diagonally sliced
  • ¼ cup bamboo shoots
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 3 green onions, sliced diagonally, white parts kept separate
  • ½ cup Homemade Teriyaki Sauce (or store-bought)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Instructions
See full instructions on : www.daringgourmet.com

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Cupcakes

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Cupcakes | Made these tonight and they are awesome! I used a different frosting, but followed all other steps. I've actually never made Rice Krispie Treats before, so I wasn't aware how sticky and difficult the batter would be! But the struggle was worth it. These were yummy!!
Ingredients
Rice Krispie Treats 
  • 6 tbs margarine* (3/4 of a stick) 
  • 3/4 cup yellow cake mix 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies 
  • 1/2 10oz bag of marshmallows (5oz) 
  • 1 tbs sprinkles 
Buttercream Frosting 
  • 1/2 cup margarine* (1 stick) - room temperature 
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 
  • 2 tsp vanilla 
  • 1 tsp almond milk* 
Instructions
See full instructions on : bakedfromabox.blogspot.com

Cake Batter Fudge

Cake Batter Fudge - 10 Minute Recipe! I used heavy cream instead of milk because I added half a can of pumpkin and wanted to make sure it wasn't too runny. It never became the right texture to be cut into squares so I guess that was a bad idea. I also skipped the sprinkles.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter or margarine, cut into small squares
  • 1/4 cup milk or 1/8 cup soy milk
  • sprinkles (optional)
Instructions
See full instructions on : bakedfromabox.blogspot.com

Pot Roast Dinner

pot roast dinner... this came out really good. i ended up having to leave it in the crockpot for 12 hours because i stayed late at work and it STILL tasted great. the broth flavor's awesome and i have leftovers despite 2 people eating until stuffed & not even using the full amount of veggies.
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs. beef chuck roast
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp alspice
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary (or 1 Tbsp dry)
  • 1 lb. carrots
  • 2 small onions
  • 6 small red new potatoes
  • 8 oz. button mushrooms
  • 6 cloves garlic
Gravy
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups juice from cooked roast
Rice
  • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
Instructions
See full instructions on : www.budgetbytes.com

Spinach Feta Grilled Cheese

Ingredients
  • ½ Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ lb. frozen cut spinach
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • 2 ciabatta rolls
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 oz. feta cheese
  • pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
Instructions
See full instructions on : www.budgetbytes.com

spinach pie

Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 10-15 cranks fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 16 oz. frozen cut spinach
  • 1 sheet (8 oz.) puff pastry
  • 2 Tbsp flour for dusting
  • 1 large egg (for glaze, optional)
Instructions
See full instructions on : www.budgetbytes.com

Chili-Lime Shrimp Bowls with Black Bean-Mango Salsa

Chili Lime Shrimp Bowls With Black Bean Mango Salsa. *KK- tried this but couldn't get any cilantro in town :( would have kicked it up a notch... Added in some tomato and avocado to the salsa and also sautéed the onion and some orange pepper (it was in the fridge) with the shrimp... I threw everything together (salsa too) for a couple minutes at the end. Delicious!

Ingredients
For the Cilantro-Lime Rice:
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
For the Black Bean-Mango Salsa:
  • 1-15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 small red onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice (about 1-1/2 limes)
  • salt and pepper
For the Chili-Lime Shrimp:
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper
  • 12oz (3/4lb) raw jumbo shrimp
Instructions
See full instructions on : iowagirleats.com

Old Fashioned Summer Peach Dumplings

Peach Dumplings - A Czech treat that my grandmother would prepare for us and that we'd all share in the summer in the shade of her maple tree. This recipe is one of my sweetest memories.
Ingredients
  • 6 large ripe (but not over ripe) peaches ~ cut each peach in half and remove the pit
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • Sanding sugar
For the sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup pf brandy
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1 extra tablespoon of butter  (added at the end)
Instructions
See full instructions on : www.aflockinthecity.com

Orange Honey Teriyaki Chicken Recipe


Orange Honey Teriyaki Chicken. This was a bit too sweet on the first day but REALLY improved the second. The thigh meat was the right choice, absorbed the flavour overnight and a great texture.

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup (59 ml) low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup (79 ml) fresh orange juice (about 3 small oranges)
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 3/4 pounds (794 grams) skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest (optional)
Instructions
See full instructions on : www.inspiredtaste.net

Honey Teriyaki Chicken


This is a sweet twist on an old favorite. I do love my sauces sweet, so don't post reviews saying it's too sweet...you were warned! haha I don't own a wok, so this has instructions for making it in a frying pan. I'm sure it would work fine in a wok, too.

Ingredients
Chicken
  • 1/3 cup honey 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil 
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds (optional)
Instructions
See full instructions on : chocolate-broccoli.com

Apple Rings with Cinnamon Cream Syrup for Dipping


Onions rings are an All-American classic, but did you know that apples make delicious “rings,” too?! This Apple Dessert Rings recipe uses my Cinnamon Cream Syrup recipe just like onion rings use ketchup for dipping. This is “Not-Your-Mama’s” apple dessert!

Ingredients
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled
  • canola oil for frying
  • cinnamon sugar for garnishing
Cinnamon Cream Syrup
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
Instructions
See full instructions on : www.apronstringsblog.com

A Peach Pie


This looks gorgeous and I'm sure it is delicious as well.

Ingredients
The Crust:
  • 2 cups of AP flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) of cold butter
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) of cold margarine
  • 5 tablespoons of ice water
The Peach Filling:
  • 7 to 8 peaches peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
Instructions
See full instructions on : adressmakersdaughter.blogspot.com